On July 10, a group of writers, known collectively as Gecko Gals Ink, held a book signing at Bookmans on Grant Road. On behalf of that collection of sassy Tucson authors who are 'differently expertised', I'm extending a sincere thank you to Travis Tripp, the manager, as well as to all the employees in that location, for making our experience one we will long remember.
Despite predictions of rain, a continual throng of book sellers and buyers packed that venue , allowing us to have truly inspiring chats with readers of all genres. Readers are the reasons writers have put pen to papyrus and paper, and fingers to keyboards over the centuries.
It was heartening to watch and talk to Tucson readers – including the kids (thank you parents). Keep on reading and supporting Independent bookstores – and we'll keep on writing and reading and supporting Independent bookstores.
What a fantastic community are the readers and writers. On behalf of Gecko Gals Ink, I am Mary Ann Hutchison (Carol Costa, Jude Johnson, D. H. Palmer and Ashleen O'Gaea). Watch for us at the other Bookmans and Independent book stores in and around Tucson or join us at http://geckogalsink.blogspot.com
Have you ever wanted to learn about wine without appearing ignorant around wine snobs? Well, I found Cata Vinos was just the place. Imagine relaxing in a comfortable atmosphere, sampling a variety of tasty wines. You will find the staff knowledgable & helpful, the patrons friendly, and the well stocked shop has something for everyone.....all under $15! Wonderful fun to go with a party of friends, although I'm just as comfortable going alone. Very welcoming.
The food is fantastic. Unlike anything you can get anywhere in Tucson. We never cease to be surprised by the appetizers and delighted by the entrees. There is a great selection of wine. It is not inexpensive but the food is unforgettable. We love to get appetizers and drinks in the bar when out on a date night or when the budget requires.
Not to be missed - go for a horseback ride at the stables and then pop in the bar for a drink to relax afterwards. What a wonderful place - nothing like their cactus garden and historic property, great riding stable and knockout food. It truly is a gem.
Unfortunately, thus event has been cancelled. We're sorry for the inconvenience. --Pima County Public Library 5/28/10
Carolyn Anderson is the best!
Best dealer service in town, unbelievable clean operation!
The community is awesome. Even if the owners are a little off setting at first they are great people and have built a great gym community. The trainers are very skilled but also friendly, and the other gym members are insanely supportive.
I was a patient in this facility, and I have to say this is one of the best places out there. They have a wonderful, and caring staff! They really are cargivers and if it wasn't for them I would not be where I am today.
Thank you, Health South...Kudos to you!!
I didn't love the atmosphere at CrossFit Works. Maybe some do, but I found the owners to be stuffy and not very helpful. Perhaps I caught them on a bad day.
Well maintained with a supportive and helpful on site staff, clean bathrooms and nice grass. The Ramadas have electricity and the fields can be lit at night. Sometimes a few to many soccer teams, but overall an excellent and not overly used location
The best secret in Tucson
The best place in Tucson -- for lunch, gift shops (2) and information about the desert & native plants. Kids love the children's garden. And it is a great place for adults to sit quietly while the children play
A very well-kept secret! What a jewel. Most unique place for wine and wine tastings. Nice to know you are getting a good value (everything is under $15, but has to "pass mustard" to be in the shop) - even without the wine tastings! Highly recommend CataVinos!!
This place is wonderful. The atmosphere is warm and the staff are inviting (not pretentious). And you can't beat a wine-tasting for $10.
Great independent bookstore with friendly, knowledgeable staff! you'll find not only new bestsellers but local authors' works from small presses, used books, a fun selection of cards, shirts, jewelry and "schtuff" for unique gifts. Truly a Tucson Gem!
MT. LEMMON IS A PLAYGROUND IN OUR OWN BACKYARD. IT HAS MORE TO OFFER THAN ANYONE COULD EXPERIENCE IN A LIFETIME. BUY THE YEARLY PASS AND GO EVERY WEEK.
I was at HDS a month ago, and it was like losing an old friend. The Grill had always been one of my favorites, true unaffected Arizona style, comfortable setting, good food. A place to relax with family and friends. It has changed for the worse. Now there is an amuse bouche, how un-western can you get and little cups of chocolate. The service which used to be quiet and unassuming, now is trying to be like New York. Pretentious and overbearing. I will say the steak was perfection, so all is not lost. However, the other diners reported they were not so lucky and much of the dinner went uneaten.
CrossFit Works is THE best crossfit affiliate in Tucson. Jen and Carl actually work to IMPROVE your health and fitness, not just get your business. They've really created an amazing community of well-being. They create workouts and programs that are designed to get your performing at YOUR best...not some program that came out of a mold. If you want to surprise yourself and become the healthy athlete you've dreamed about being, you've got to try crossfit.
I enjoy visiting Cata Vinos but find it too expensive. $20 a couple adds up so I don't visit as often as I would like. Beverage House has tasting for $2 and they throw in cheese and crackers, too. The selection is great and Yvonne is very welcoming, however, I wish she would drop her tasting price.
Tucson's greatest little niche for wine! Great place to find affordable wines that you like (and not just the labels) ... and meet new friends, bonding over palates! Great place to take those out-of-town guests too, always a great theme tasting each week.
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